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UNIFORMS / Brigadier/Colonel parachute/airborne beret
« Last post by Jerry BB on Today at 12:27:35 AM »
1950's brigadier or colonel rank private purchase maroon beret for parachute regiment or airborne forces.  Made by Moss Bros with the awful see through sweat diamond known for going a funny brown colour and becoming sticky, typical of wartime and early post war officers head gear.

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COLLECTION PRESERVATION / Re: A photo tour of my museum
« Last post by ScottG on August 17, 2018, 10:59:37 PM »
  Thanks guys! Smitty it means a lot coming from someone in the army museum system, thank you. Glad you both enjoyed the pics, and I will try to remember to add more.   Scott
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ADVERSARY ARTIFACTS / Re: Neat Japanese Type 99 with bayonet from Tinian
« Last post by ScottG on August 17, 2018, 10:57:13 PM »
It's great to get that stuff directly from the vet who brought it back and to know a little of its history!

    Yes, while we love great militaria at the museum, we really love when there is a first hand account as well. Thanks!  Scott
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ADVERSARY ARTIFACTS / Re: Neat Japanese Type 99 with bayonet from Tinian
« Last post by 8683jb on August 17, 2018, 07:58:23 PM »
It's great to get that stuff directly from the vet who brought it back and to know a little of its history!
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COLLECTION PRESERVATION / Re: A photo tour of my museum
« Last post by 8683jb on August 17, 2018, 06:50:57 PM »
Fantastic Scott!! Thanks for posting it!
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HELMETS / Re: M1 helmet liner - help identify?
« Last post by 8683jb on August 17, 2018, 12:41:14 PM »
I can see how the hobby would be addicting! Thanks for the recommendations on the books. Iíll save that information, just in case. For now though, my current vices are keeping me pretty busy!
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HELMETS / Re: M1 helmet liner - help identify?
« Last post by Masonk on August 17, 2018, 11:19:09 AM »

Thanks for the reply Eric. The liner is unpainted. I didnít know the grommet continued after WW2 and Iíd like to learn more about these. Itís amazing how many subtle differences there are just in helmets & liners and I enjoy reading all the posts from knowledgeable collectors! I donít intend to collect them Ė I only have the helmet and a few other original WW2 items as accoutrements for my half-track. But I do want everything on the half-track to be original and wartime pieces. I really appreciate your help Eric! Thanks so much.
Jon

Glad to help! If you ever decide to jump in head first (pun intended) to M1 helmet collecting, I would suggest the following books for WWII era and Post-War M1 Helmets, respectively:

https://www.amazon.com/Helmets-ETO-Historical-Technical-Guide/dp/2352500621

https://www.amazon.com/Post-World-War-M-1-Helmets-Illustrated/dp/076431033X

Be careful, though, it can become quite the addiction! ;D



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COLLECTION PRESERVATION / Re: A photo tour of my museum
« Last post by Rakkasan187 on August 17, 2018, 08:23:48 AM »
Wow,

Scott, can't thank you enough for posting these pictures.. Excellent well thought out displays and exhibits..

Well done..

Smitty
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HELMETS / Re: M1 helmet liner - help identify?
« Last post by 8683jb on August 16, 2018, 06:14:18 PM »
Thank you guys for the help and information.
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ORDNANCE AND FIREARMS / M1861 Springfield to a Michigan Soldier
« Last post by ScottG on August 16, 2018, 03:03:20 PM »
   This came in from the descendants of Pvt Couch Dorr who served in the 20th Michigan Volunteer Infantry and was wounded at Spotsylvania. It is dated 1864 and still has the original sling, bayonet and we received his powder flask. This is a beautiful piece and with fantastic provenance! Sorry for the single pic, I was getting tired.   Scott
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